Defending Your Right to Vape in South Dakota Since 2017.

DAKOTA VAPING ASSOCIATION

The Fight Continues!

Thanks to your outreach and continued support, SD House Bill 1064 has been defeated! This radical bill would have criminalized the sale and possession of flavored vape products and resulted in drastic unintended consequences. While it is exciting our legislators are listening, the fight is far from over. The DVA still needs your help sending a loud and clear message to our state government.

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About Us

Established in 2017, the Dakota Vaping Association is a nonprofit 501(c)6 South Dakota trade association made up of vape shops, e-liquid manufacturers, hardware manufacturers, distributors, and the vaping community. With the support of our members and communities, we actively engage in advocacy on both the state and local level to fight against regulations that impact the vaping community and industry.

Our Mission

The Dakota Vaping Association is dedicated to public education, building community, legislative advocacy, and membership support to defend the rights of the vaping community and industry.

Every year, nearly 480,000 Americans and 1,100 South Dakotans die from tobacco-related illnesses. We are organized to promote the businesses that provide healthier nicotine alternatives in the form of electronic cigarettes to tobacco users throughout South Dakota.

 

The DVA is committed to preventing underage youth from accessing vapor products. We support effective legislation, guidelines and regulation to prevent the purchase of vapor products by minors.

 

The Dakota Vaping Association is a proud member of the Vapor Technology Association.

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NEWS

Reasons to vape: 67% of smokers die from smoking-related illness, says study

For those who might be considering a switch to vaping, a new study is now indicating that two-thirds of smokers will eventually die from smoking-related illnesses.  Even light smokers of ten cigarettes per day can dou ...

House votes next week to ban flavored vapes – including online sales

A bill that aims to curtail the alleged teen vaping epidemic appears to be heading for a floor vote any day now in the democratic-controlled House of Representatives.  HR 2339 will not only ban the sales of flavored v ...

House Will Vote Feb. 27th on a Nationwide Flavor Ban

A bill that would ban flavored vaping products and online sales in all 50 states will come to the House floor for a vote on Thursday, Feb. 27. House bill HR 2339—the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act— wa ...

Medical journal retracts ‘vaping causes heart attacks’ for being ‘unreliable’

The American Heart Association (AHA) and researcher Stanton Glantz are both under fire this week after a federally-funded anti-vaping study was retracted by a prominent medical journal.  The study published by the AHA ...

Bogus Vaping Study Retracted

Stanton Glantz Caught Red-Handed Once Again  Scientific evidence has routinely demonstrated vaping to be an effective smoking cessation aid and reduced harm alternative to tobacco. Disingenuous attempts to portray va ...

Journal Retracts “Unreliable” Glantz Study Tying Vaping to Heart Attacks

A study claiming that vaping increases the chance of having a heart attack has been retracted by the Journal of the American Heart Association after nearly a year. The retracted paper was co-authored by Stanton Gla ...

Misguided Vape Ban Proposal Fails After Pushback

Vape Ban After Vape Ban Face Political And Legislative Challenges” Despite the prevalence of vape ban proposals throughout the United States, political and legislative challenges continue to stop many of them from e ...

Did FDA Create a Regulatory Loophole for Puff Bars?

When the FDA issued new guidance defining current Deeming Rule enforcement priorities on Jan. 2, it exempted disposable e-cigarettes in flavors other than tobacco and menthol. As we explained at the time, that was ...

Study: Switching to nicotine vapes can reverse asthma lung damage

People living with asthma tend to experience a gradual deterioration of respiratory functions as they age, and the damage only progresses faster if the patient is a smoker.  Quitting smoking is usually very challengin ...

Do This One Thing to Make Your Vape Coils Last for Weeks

Over the past few years, a variety of factors in the vaping industry have combined to create one very annoying problem: burned coils. The circumstances that have led to that problem are twofold. First, the industry has ...

Research shows nicotine-based vape therapies help manage ulcerative colitis

Patients living with ulcerative colitis (UC) may be pleased to learn that scientists are now researching the many possible health benefits of nicotine therapies in the management of the ailment’s symptoms. This autoi ...

Crazy New Proposed Prohibition Prompts Public Health Debate

“Calls for a possible ban in Maine lead to a heated discussion surrounding the potential benefits and concerns regarding vaping”  A wave of prohibitionist policies has absolutely rocked the American vaping indust ...

Even Deep Blue Virginia refuses to ban flavored vaping

Vaping is now a real hot-button issue when it comes to winning over voters for the upcoming 2020 elections regardless of a candidate’s political affiliation.  When President Trump announced his intentions in early S ...

Maryland comptroller Peter Franchot (who’s also running for governor) just banned disposables vapes

Since anti-vaping activists around the nation are now consistently claiming that Trump’s partial flavor ban is filled with loopholes, Maryland is deciding to take matters into its own hands.  On Monday, the state’s ...

Time is Running Out: Another Vaping Industry Court Loss

A federal judge has decided for the FDA and against several small vape businesses in three consolidated lawsuits challening the agency’s Deeming Rule. The actions were filed in 2018 with legal help and funding fr ...